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The Magical Power of Blessings

When Venerable Geshe Kelsang describes the power of blessings for bringing about a rapid and profound transformation of consciousness, he says: This is magical!

Blessings is what happens when we learn to commune with an enlightened mind. We can tell that our mind is blessed when we experience it changing swiftly from a negative mind to a positive mind, an unhappy mind to a happy mind, a heavy mind to a light mind. Through blessings we swiftly let go of the deluded minds such as anger and jealousy that produce suffering, and we swiftly gain deep experience of the virtuous, wisdom-based minds, such as love, patience and compassion that give rise to authentic happiness.

We need blessings not simply to be more peaceful and happy in our everyday activities, but to achieve the deep inner transformations that lead to the profound realizations of universal love and the wisdom that realizes emptiness. But we don’t need to simply wait for blessings to happen. Blessings shine from the Buddhas the way warmth and light shine from the sun. And we can learn to access them at any time, especially during meditation.

In this course, Natalia will guide us both to understand and experience the power of blessings and to access them whenever we wish. In particular, she will help us to understand the unique and truly magical blessings of the Wisdom Buddha Je Tsongkhapa, that are the essence of our tradition.

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UPCOMING COURSES, RETREAT AND SPECIAL EVENTS

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Living lightly and Joyfully

Saturday, May 25
10:00am – 1:30pm + Q&A
with Woo Jung Cho

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International Kadampa Spring Festival 2024

Accomplishing the Great Wisdom Protection
May 24-29
with Gen-la Kelsang Jampa

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Ditching Distractions

Saturday, June 1
10:00am – 1:30pm + Q&A
with Maria Rapetskaya

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A Special OSG Puja Celebrating Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

Tuesday, June 4
6:45 – 9:00pm
Everybody welcome!

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Learn the Fundamentals of Buddhist Meditation

Saturday, June 8
10:00am – 1:30pm + Q&A
with Tim Cockey

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How to Transform Your Meditations into Realizations

Saturday, June 22
10:00am – 1:30pm + Q&A
with France Roy

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Clarity of Mind Retreat

Saturday, June 29
10:00am – 1:30pm + Q&A
with Kadam Morten

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International Kadampa Summer Festival 2024

Profound Teachings from Buddha’s Heart
July 26 – August 10
with Gen-la Dekyong and Gen-la Kelsang Jampa

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KMC NYC Annual Country Retreat, with Kadam Morten

Friday, August 30 – Monday, September 2
Temple for World Peace, Glen Spey
with Kadam Morten

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US National Festival 2024

Fearless Heart
September 20-25
IKRC Grand Canyon

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International Kadampa Fall Festival 2024

The Gateway to Highest Yoga Tantra
October 25 – November 1
with Gen-la Dekyong

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Empowerment Weekend

December 7 – 8
with Kadam Morten
Everybody welcome!